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Existence of Equilibrium in Large Double Auctions

  • Fudenberg, Drew
  • Mobius, Markus
  • Szeidl, Adam

We show the existence of a pure strategy, symmetric, increasing equilibrium in double auction markets with correlated private valuations and many participants. The equilibrium we find is arbitrarily close to fully revealing as the market size grows. Our results provide strategic foundations for price-taking behavior in large markets.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 32111.

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Date of creation: 16 Nov 2010
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Economic Theory, March 2007, vol. 133 no. 1, pp. 550-567
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:32111
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